‘Give It A Try’ Girls Rugby

The IRFU are running programme specifically for girls over the summer months called ‘Give It A Try – Girls’ Rugby Summer Programme’. It is designed for and aimed at 10 – 14 year olds. It will be held in New Ross RFC. Girls will learn the skills of rugby in a fun environment, as well as meeting new friends and staying active.

New iPad

Thank you to the pupils, parents and staff that donated old phones to our mobile phone recycling initiative. We have now received a new iPad after collecting 200 old phones and we are delighted. We will continue to collect for another iPad.

Bunscoil Rís Codor Dojo

In September we hope to open a Codor Dojo class here in the school.
First of all we need to get some adult volunteers. If you have some background in IT or coding and are willing to volunteer to help at the Codor Dojo class please drop me an email.
We hope initially to run twice a month. Time and day to be decided but it will probably be some evening from 7pm-8pm.

Please email gmoran@bunscoilris.ie if you have some interest & are willing to get involved.

Book Bills

Dear Parents, We still have some unpaid book bills. Please call the office immediately to arrange payment for books. Pupils will not be allowed travel on school tours unless their book bill is cleared. We apologise for this but we need to pay very large book bills each year.

School Start Time

Some pupils are arriving way too early for school.

Pupils are not allowed in the school gate until 8.15am each morning. Please allow your children to arrive between 8.15am-8.45am.

Breakfast club, hurling 365 and Fball 365 will start at 8.15 am each morning. There will be no supervision before 8.15am each morning. Regards Gerry Moran.

School Books & Copybooks

Dear Parents, please note that there is a charge of 40 Euro per family each year to be paid in September.

This covers all school books and copybooks. The school office is open this week from 9am-3pm if you wish to pay this fee this week.

The uniform policy is available on this website under ‘Policies’

School Office Closed until 21st. August

 

 

The school office is now closed until Monday 21st. August at 9.00 a.m.

School information for parents of our intake class can be obtained in the Parents section of the web page.

 

The school uniform is navy jumper and pants or skirt with a blue shirt or blouse. Uniforms can be purchased from the Cloth Hall in South Street or Kennedys in North Street. Parents can choose to buy generic navy uniforms and purchase the crests from the school office.

 

The school book lease is 40 Euro per family. This money is payable in September. There is no need for a book list as all items are included in the 40 Euro

Dates for your Diary- June 2017

Official Opening

  • The official opening of the school takes place Friday 16th. June. Bishop Denis Brennan will bless the school and two pupils will be chosen by lottery to cut the ribbon.
  • As a special treat, pupils will receive strawberries & ice-cream in the morning . School will finish 30 minutes earlier than normal at 2.00 p.m.
  • Pupils travelling on the school bus will not have any change to their arrival time home as the buses cannot come any earlier.

 

Performance Day for 3rd. , 4th. and 5th. classes

  • We are holding a performance hour for the pupils of the above classes on Tuesday next 20th. June.
  • Pupils from each of the classes will demonstrate what they have learned at dance classes in recent weeks . The 5th. class guitar group will play a few tunes and the school choir will sing a few songs.
  • The performance will take place in the PE Hall beginning at 1.15 p.m. and finishing at 2.15 p.m. The school playground will double as a car park from 1.00 p.m. Parents are very welcome to attend. A video of the event will be uploaded to the school web page www.newrossprimary.ie

 

6th. Class Graduation Day

  • The 6th. class graduation will take place on Wednesday 28th. June at 11.00 a.m.
  • 6th. class pupils will perform their dance routines and the 6th. classes will sing some songs with the 6th. class guitar group.
  • 6th. class pupils will each be presented with a graduation certificate and a group photograph which is being sponsored by our Parents Council.
  • 6th. class pupils will be treated to a special lunch that day and they will finish school at the earlier time of 1.45 p.m. on 28th. June – a day earlier than the rest of the school which will close for the Summer holidays on Thursday 29th. June at 12.00 p.m .

Official Opening

The Official Opening of our new school buildings takes place on Friday 16th. June at 12.00 p.m. Ceremonies will begin in the Junior School Building at 12.00 and continue to the Senior School building immediately afterwards. The ceremony will be attended by Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns who will formerly bless the facilities.

An attempt has been made to contact former staff, Boards of Management and Parents’ Councils from the old Michael Street , St. Joseph’s and CBS Primary schools. All are invited.

The event will also be attended by Brendan Howlin T.D. , Minister Paul Kehoe T.D. , former Junior Minister Sean Connick , as well as current members of the Municipal and County Councils.

Bizworld Project

Bizworld is a project organised by Bank of Ireland. Our four 5th classes took part in the project which involved coming up with a business idea and trying to sell the idea to prospective investors – similar to the popular TV programme ‘Dragon’s Den’. The classes were split into groups and each group had to come up with their plan and then make a presentation to the 6th. classes.

See our photo album.

Hurling Exhibition

We brought all our hurlers to the Geraldine O’harrahan GAA grounds today to put on a hurling exhibition for the rest of the school. The aim was to allow the pupils who hurl an opportunity to show off their skills to their teachers and their class mates and hopefully to encourage a few more pupils to take up the sport. The local club has linked with the local schools with an aim to increase involvement at underage level.

View the photos

Active Homework Month

Recent scientific evidence has come up with the terrifying statistic that the current generation of children will have a life expectancy of 5 years LESS that their parents– due to the lack of activity in their lives. Scientific research shows that short periods of physical activity even as little as 10 minutes at a time performed throughout the day provide health benefits similar to longer periods of physical activity.

As a parent, you play an important role in helping your child to be active by being active yourself, finding fun ways for the family to be active together and setting limits on screen time.

Free play is just as important as structured sports. Running around, playing in the garden or local park and having fun ALL count. Kids also love a challenge a setting them a task is a great way to get them active and keep them focused. For example, ask them: How many times can you throw and catch a ball between you without dropping it or How many skips can you do in a minute?

We are designating the month of June as Active Homework month. Your child has a list of activities he/she can choose from instead of written homework. If he/she doesn’t want to do an activity, we can of course give him/her written homework.

We are asking parents to tick off a minimum of 2 activities each evening and sign in the space provided.

Active Homework Chart